Once in a while at Christmastime I catch myself complaining about little things, inconveniences, mainly “I don’t need this now,” I mutter, and wonder, “Why does this have to happen to me? Is God mad at me?” Then my thoughts turn to Mary and Joseph. Face it. Their story doesn’t center on sugar cookies and egg nog.
Life does have its downside, its reversals, its annoyances. And where is God when we despair? He was with Mary and Joseph every moment, working out His plan, just as He is with you and me right now.
I guess Christmas reminds us to look beyond our aggravations. God is doing something; you know, if we’ll lift our eyes above Bethlehem’s hovels for a moment, we might even catch a glimpse of the Christmas star. By Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Merry Christmas, Lisa Beretz, (518) 330-9277